TALBOT COUNTY, Md. – A Talbot County
Circuit Court Judge has denied a 17-year-old's defense motion to be tried in
The judge decided Tuesday that Matthew
Mikowski, charged with second-degree murder, will be tried as an adult.
Mikowski, of St. Michael's, is accused in the
June 10 death of Samuel Cross, 18, of Easton.
Cross's body was found in the area of
Bozman-Nevit Rd. and St. Michael's Rd in Easton. Mikowski is accused of
strangling Cross to death.
A Talbot County Grand Jury indicted Mikowski
on charges of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and distributing the
Mikowski was arrested in Pennsylvania and
extradited to Maryland, where he will now be tried as an adult.
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